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Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMSs) continue to do the heavy lifting in data management, while newer database management systems are taking on prominent roles as well. NoSQL database systems such as Key-Value, Column Family, Graph, and Document databases, are gaining acceptance due to their ability to handle unstructured and semi-structured data. MultiValue, sometimes called the fifth NoSQL database, is also a well-established database management technology which continues to evolve to address new enterprise requirements.



Database Management Articles

At Strata, VoltDB showcased a new database function that will enable real-time predictive fraud detection and prevention in its latest platform release. With User Defined Function (UDF) support for SQL, VoltDB v7.6 enables enterprises to accelerate the identification and prevention of fraud before a transaction is complete.

Posted September 29, 2017

BDNA, a provider of comprehensive technology asset information, is entering an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop BDNA Cloud Asset Insights, a new solution that provides discovery and normalization for commercial software assets deployed on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).

Posted September 28, 2017

BlueData, provider of a Big-Data-as-a-Service (BDaaS) software platform, is enhancing its BlueData EPIC platform and extending the solution to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Microsoft Azure. This release adds new innovations and options for running Hadoop, Spark, and other Big Data workloads on Docker containers -- delivering on the requirements from its rapidly growing customer base, including many of the world's largest enterprises across multiple industries.

Posted September 28, 2017

It's still months away, but it is never too early to start thinking about the holiday shopping season, especially since most Americans are already anticipating outages and system failures from their favorite online retailers. According to a survey, 52% of shoppers expect to experience an outage on days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday. When web and mobile sites buckle under huge volumes of traffic and experience outages, retailers lose revenue, and their brands suffer significantly. To prepare for the busiest online shopping season, companies need to ensure their systems are ready for extreme scalability and continuous IT operations, year-round.

Posted September 27, 2017

Microsoft announced the first release candidate (a.k.a. RC1) for SQL Server 2017 on Monday, July 17th. Release candidates are not a final and finished product, but they are feature complete. No new features are expected after Microsoft moves into the RC phase, only adding polish (for example, brushing up the documentation and UI) and performance to the existing feature set. The full product release is planned for some time in the second half of 2017.

Posted September 27, 2017

Regardless of industry, the ability to collect, manage, and intelligently leverage data will clearly be a differentiator for the foreseeable future. Executives in healthcare are acutely aware of the disruption being driven by this new paradigm and understand that this trend is impacting every sector, from banking to farming to manufacturing. Ultimately, investing time and resources in data collection and analysis is only valuable if it provides insight for making proactive, tactical decisions. Innovative companies today are using big data and analytics to drive attributable revenue and compete more effectively.

Posted September 27, 2017

Oracle has announced the availability of the first release candidate of MySQL 8.0, which focuses on making MySQL better for modern apps. The new release was announced in a MySQL team blog post by Morgan Tocker.

Posted September 27, 2017

The "world's first autonomous self-driving database" was announced by Oracle executive chairman of the board and CTO Larry Ellison during a live event at the company's Redwood City headquarters. In addition to the database, which he said he plans to showcase in an Oracle OpenWorld presentation in October, Ellison also discussed Oracle's emphasis on automation in platform services, and the decision to be much more aggressive in simplifying and lowering the pricing of automation around those platform services with two programs—Bring Your Own License to PaaS and Universal Credits.

Posted September 27, 2017

Infoworks.io Inc., a provider in automated Big Data warehousing, is releasing Infoworks Cloud Big Data Warehouse, an end-to-end data warehousing platform in the cloud that empowers enterprises to rapidly build and deploy big data use-cases rapidly. The Infoworks Cloud Big Data Warehouse enables enterprises to reduce management complexity of their big data infrastructure, improve time-to-value, and empower users to rapidly innovate.

Posted September 27, 2017

IBM is launching a new platform called the Integrated Analytics System, a new unified data solution designed to give users fast, easy access to advanced data science capabilities. The system, which comes with a variety of data science tools built-in, allows data scientists to get up and running quickly to develop and deploy their advanced analytics models in-place, directly where the data resides for greater performance.

Posted September 27, 2017

Qubole has announced deeper integration with Microsoft Azure, adding support in the Qubole Data Service (QDS) for the Microsoft Azure Data Lake Store.

Posted September 27, 2017

Cloudera has announced SDX (Shared Data Experience) for Cloudera Enterprise, a suite of tools to build and run multi-function analytics on-premises and in cloud environments.

Posted September 27, 2017

Attunity, a provider of data integration and big data management software solutions, has rolled out a major new release of its data integration platform designed to address the rapidly-evolving needs of modern analytics and data management initiatives. The new version was unveiled and demonstrated at Strata Data Conference in New York.

Posted September 26, 2017

Percona, the company that delivers enterprise-class MySQL, MongoDB and other open source database solutions and services, is releasing a new platform and updating one of its top monitoring performance solutions.Percona will be releasing Percona Server for MySQL 5.7 that includes the MyRocks storage engine. The combination of Percona Server for MySQL and MyRocks will enable database administrators to achieve more throughput for high-volume, write-intensive workloads.

Posted September 26, 2017

Splunk is expanding machine learning capabilities across its product portfolio with the release of Splunk Enterprise 7.0, Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) 3.0, Splunk User Behavior Analytics (UBA) 4.0 and updates to Splunk Cloud.

Posted September 26, 2017

Hortonworks has announced the Hortonworks DataPlane Service (Hortonworks DPS) to help improve the process of provisioning and operating distributed data systems for data science, self-service analytics or data warehousing optimization.

Posted September 25, 2017

Database software provider MongoDB has filed with the SEC to go public and seeks to raise up to $100 million in an IPO. Underwriters include Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Allen & Co., and others, according to the filing. Industry leaders weighed in.

Posted September 22, 2017

Barracuda is evolving its MSP business unit, formerly known as Introns and now rebranded as Barracuda MSP, to expand its continued focus on helping users protect customers from data loss and security breaches.

Posted September 21, 2017

WaveMaker, Inc., a provider of Rapid Application Development (RAD) Platform software, is upgrading its platform, completely revamping its user interface. WaveMaker 9 focuses on providing a simplified and friendly first-time user experience, now offering video tutorials and tool run-throughs that can onboard fellow/partner developers to give them a clearer picture about the functions of all the components of the platform.

Posted September 21, 2017

As companies grow increasingly data-centric in their decision making, product and services development, and their overall understanding of the world they work in, speed and agility are becoming critical capabilities. A common theme in big data and analytics today is "Industry 4.0," representing a new wave of technology that enables the automation necessary for scaling. There's compelling justification for this as companies seek to unlock business value from big data with two broad approaches: the democratization of data with greater access by more users, and the enablement of automation everywhere possible.

Posted September 20, 2017

The movement toward the instrumentation of everything and the democratization of data and analytics is resulting in more data flowing to more users, and is creating new challenges in data management.

Posted September 20, 2017

Businesses of all sizes across all industries are rapidly adopting digital transformation models that put data at the center of driving the business forward—as they should. However, putting data at the center of everything the business does can be risky without proper planning and rigorous management. Many companies have been wise to introduce data governance programs to protect corporate data assets and establish a framework for operational excellence when it comes to data management and use. Data governance emphasizes the enforcement of defined standards or policies and provides mechanisms for consistency and repeatable processes, but it is not enough to protect businesses in today's world of data.

Posted September 20, 2017

TigerGraph is emerging from stealth, securing of $31M in Series A funding and launching TigerGraph - a  native parallel graph database platform for enterprise applications along with the availability of both its Cloud Service and GraphStudio, TigerGraph's visual software development kit (SDK).

Posted September 20, 2017

Syncsort is releasing a new platform that will deliver an agile, efficient, and powerful solution that will improve data stored and processed in data lakes. Trillium Quality for Big Data integrates Trillium data quality capabilities with the Intelligent Execution (IX) technology from its DMX-h Big Data integration solution.

Posted September 19, 2017

Redgate Software is releasing a new version of SQL Toolbelt, its portfolio of database development software, that will let developers and administrators see database deployment errors. This portfolio addresses a long standing issue that, when database deployments are made, it is vital to monitor their impact in case they lead to SQL Server problems. In many busy organizations, however, it may not be immediately obvious that a deployment has been made, or that the deployment is the cause of resultant issues that arise.

Posted September 14, 2017

InterSystems has announced the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, a new data platform that aims to provide capabilities for rapidly developing data-intensive and mission-critical applications, including advanced data management, interoperability, transaction processing, and analytics. IRIS stands for Interoperable, Reliable, Intuitive and Scalable - four attributes that InterSystems says are required to capitalize on the growing volumes of data entering organizations every day.

Posted September 14, 2017

Munbo Software has launched a new application development platform to ease the pain of developers working with complex multi-tiered architectures. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Munbo was founded in 2010 by Angelo Doukas and Stephen Gregan, and has been developing the platform for the past 7 years.

Posted September 14, 2017

As organizations increasingly move their data and applications from on-premise deployments to the cloud, the role of the DBA is also shifting. According to Penny Avril, vice president of product management, Oracle Database, the transition means that DBAs have the opportunity to move from being data custodians and keepers to taking on a more strategic role in their organizations. But, she says, the time to prepare for the new cloud reality is now.

Posted September 13, 2017

Incorta, provider of a real-time analytics platform, is partnering with global cloud advisory and implementation services company Alcor to provide advanced analytics solutions to enterprises using ServiceNow and other leading software solutions and platforms.

Posted September 13, 2017

DBAs need smarter tools to keep their database environments running efficiently so they can spend less time on menial tasks and more on strategic initiatives.

Posted September 13, 2017

Alteryx, a provider of self-service data analytics, is releasing a new solution called Alteryx Promote as a component of the Alteryx Analytics Platform. The new solution will empowers both data scientists and citizen data scientists to deploy predictive models directly into business systems via an API and then manage model performance over time.

Posted September 12, 2017

The Apache Arrow project is a standard for representing columnar data for in-memory processing, which has a different set of trade-offs compared to on-disk storage. In-memory, access is much faster and processes optimize for CPU throughput by paying attention to cache locality, pipelining, and SIMD instructions.

Posted September 12, 2017

New multi-cloud capabilities scale discovery and dependency mapping of all assets to go beyond on-prem data centers to public and private cloud.

Posted September 12, 2017

Redgate Software has released a new version of SQL Toolbelt, a portfolio of database development software, that lets developers and administrators determine immediately if database deployments have caused any adverse effects.

Posted September 11, 2017

data Artisans, founded by the creators of Apache Flink, has introduced dA Platform 2, a new release of its enterprise stream processing platform. Featuring the Application Manager, dA Platform 2 aims to productionize stream processing and enable companies to provide real-time data applications as a centralized enterprise service.

Posted September 11, 2017

Every few years we hear of one new idea or product that will surely bring death to the relational database, or death to the data warehouse, or death to something. It appears that many prefer to see death or at least they greatly enjoy planning for it. Often these finalities never seem to arrive.

Posted September 07, 2017

MongoDB recently announced some interesting, though incremental, enhancements. These included improved "joins" in the aggregation framework, better document validation using JSON schema, and more reliable behavior in the event of network failures. These features attempt to close the gap between the functionality of MongoDB and traditional relational databases - joins, schemas, and commits. On top of these incremental updates, MongoDB announced a couple of features that intrude on functionality usually provided by application servers or desktop programs.

Posted September 07, 2017

DBAs spend a lot of time on tuning application code and SQL statements to boost efficiency and optimize access. But SQL is only one aspect of database systems performance. It is also important for DBAs to devote time to tuning and optimizing the design, parameters, and physical construction of database objects, specifically tables and indexes, and the files in which their data is stored.

Posted September 07, 2017

Rocket Software is updating its UniData MultiValue Database, part of the MultiValue Application Platform, with the addition of Python programming support and audit logging capabilities. These enhancements expand the potential user base for UniData and improve the ability to recruit new development talent, allowing users to easily establish configurable histories of interactions, events, and activities.

Posted September 07, 2017

Each year, tens of thousands of data professionals from well over 100 countries gather at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. Leaders of two major Oracle users' groups—David Start, president of the Independent Oracle Users Group, and Alyssa Johnson, president of the Oracle Applications Users Group—share what they have planned for their members at Oracle OpenWorld 2017, taking place Oct. 1-5.

Posted September 07, 2017

As organizations increasingly move their data and applications from on-premise deployments to the cloud, the role of the DBA is also shifting. According to Penny Avril, vice president of product management, Oracle Database, the transition means that DBAs have the opportunity to move from being data custodians and keepers to taking on a more strategic role in their organizations. But, she says,the time to prepare for the new cloud reality is now.

Posted September 07, 2017

Evaluating new and disruptive technologies, as well as when and where they may prove useful, is a challenge. Against the rapidly evolving big data scene, this year, Big Data Quarterly presents the newest "Big Data 50," an annual list of forward-thinking companies that are working to expand what's possible in terms of collecting, storing, and deriving value from data.

Posted September 07, 2017

Dell EMC has announced data protection capabilities designed to help enterprises streamline IT management and data governance for VMware environments. The new release adds support for Oracle and SQL Server databases. According to Dell EMC, application and database owners can now have self-service data protection capabilities for applications and databases from within their native GUI tools while remaining fully compliant with governance, service-level objectives (SLOs), and oversight of the IT data protection regime for Oracle and SQL Server databases. The support for Oracle will be available in Q4 2017.

Posted September 06, 2017

On Sunday at Oracle OpenWorld, several Oracle user groups, including the IOUG, will bring the experiences of our users and experts to San Francisco and share with thousands of our peers. If you're coming to OpenWorld, I can't say enough about how important it is to participate in the Sunday Program.

Posted September 06, 2017

The emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology may prove to be almost as significant an innovation as the internet itself. Blockchain offers a mechanism for the mediation of any transactions that previously would have required trusted third parties, while cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin may eventually become a significant alternative to traditional "fiat" (e.g., government-backed) currencies. These technologies could eventually revolutionize the global banking infrastructure which has underpinned global commerce for centuries.

Posted September 06, 2017

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